Education

Our public school system has done outstanding work and achieved great successes with the resources that have been provided to them.

Our public school system has done outstanding work and achieved great successes with the resources that have been provided to them. Dr. Bell has worked as a volunteer for years in our schools and seen what excellence is on a personal level. However, despite what some of our current elected officials may tell you, they have chosen to put partisan political ideology in front of listening to what our professional educators, staff, and administration have told us they need to provide a world-class education. Our students deserve nothing less from us as parents, taxpayers, and community leaders, as these investments in education today pay off huge dividends later when the students get better jobs, start companies, stay out of legal trouble, stay off public assistance, and generally become community builders versus takers. Employers seeking to locate big businesses here will always take a look at the public school system as a snapshot of what the community values most, and then make a trip to tour the county to discuss taxes, land availability, and customers. Education services are an economic development engine!
Raymond Bell will be your strongest advocate to provide adequate funding for all activities and educational opportunities, competitive staff salaries that retain the best of the best, and Career & Technical Education funding expansion for those seeking non four-year degrees in higher education. It is not an expense to us taxpayers to fully support our schools—it is an investment that pays us dividends in long-term savings!